May 30 - June 11, 2011
Our 12-Night Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruise began in Rome, Italy with a two night pre-cruise stay. We then took a train to Civitavecchia, Italy, where we boarded Princess Cruises' Star Princess for our cruise throughout the region. The cruise concluded with an overnight stay in Venice, Italy. The next morning we departed Venice for Rome via train for another day exploring the eternal city before heading home the next morning. Click on the Blog Posts and FB Photo Albums to virtually journey with us on our trip.
As you can see from the itinerary, this was a very port intensive cruise vacation. As usual, when we travel "over the pond" to Europe, we like to arrive a couple days early so that we can extend our time there while getting accustomed to the time change. In order to obtain round-trip airline tickets, it was necessary to return to Rome, Italy from Venice following the cruise. This allowed us to spend another day in Rome and also made the trip a lot less stressful since we didn't have to worry about missing our flight home.
We hope that you enjoy your virtual journey with us to the Greek Isles. As you can see, we haven't completed all the ports of call yet, so be sure to visit again for the updates. Even better, "Like" us on Facebook so that you'll be notified as we post more pictures and stories.